Object detail

Description
Jar, wheel-formed, red body and incised spiral groove below rim.
Classification
CH classification ARCHAEOLOGY Egyptian pot
Production place
Measurements
L94mm x W86mm x D86mm
Media/Materials description
Pottery, Nile Silt
Signature/Marks
72E
History and use
One of the most important uses of clay in Ancient Egypt was the production of pottery vessels. Pottery manufacture goes back some 5000 years, and vessels include those used for everyday cooking and domestic purposes, storage of cosmetics and oils, storage and transport of food and drink, and use in temple and funerary rituals. Most pottery is plain and utilitarian, however Egyptian potters were highly skilled and produced vessels decorated with elaborate designs, with a variety of vessel shapes.
Associated person
Registration number
H754

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